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Forum topic by loiblb posted 03-31-2017 10:57 AM 584 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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loiblb

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03-31-2017 10:57 AM

Got a new lathe set up in the shop. Would like to keep it from looking like my old lathe stained with use. Looking at the spray on DuPont Teflon Non-Stick Coating.
Any suggestions for doing this?


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Jimintomahawak

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#1 posted 03-31-2017 11:53 AM

To get proper bonding and adhesion with “Teflon” or PTFE it needs to be baked. The baking completes the transformation to the non-stick surface. I don’t recall the temperature required. If you go this route make sure to mask any bearing surfaces and cutting edges. The material will migrate through bearing seals.

There are some spray on systems like clear coat for cars that may work better for you. I’m amazed how well Johnsons paste wax protects.

Good Luck.

-- Laziness drives creative thinking...

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 03-31-2017 05:15 PM

I’d be afraid it would get on the wood and make finishing a real problem. But then I’m always imagining problems where they’re not.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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TheDane

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#3 posted 03-31-2017 06:31 PM

I d be afraid it would get on the wood and make finishing a real problem. But then I m always imagining problems where they re not.

- Fred Hargis

I’m with Fred on this … I just give my lathe a good cleaning every so often and wipe up drips & spills right away.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 03-31-2017 07:13 PM

Not that you are considering “de-rusting” products at this time, I have a general purpose WARNING about “Rust Free”
  • If you EVER choose to use this product, then ONLY spray it on a cloth rag to apply onto cast iron surfaces.
  • NEVER spray it directly onto the cast iron. If you do, you will end up with a permanent “spray pattern” etched into the surface. Don’t ask me how I proved this to myself…:-(

The best bet is Johnson’s Paste Wax (JPW) named earlier. I actually use steel wool to apply JPW. That helps removing rust spots while applying protection. +10

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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LDO2802

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#5 posted 03-31-2017 08:39 PM

I use paste wax on my metal surfaces. Wipe it on, let it dry a few minutes then rub it in. Johnson’s paste wax has prevented rusting and staining on all my parts. Re-apply every month.

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Jimintomahawak

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#6 posted 04-01-2017 11:03 AM


Not that you are considering “de-rusting” products at this time, I have a general purpose WARNING about “Rust Free” If you EVER choose to use this product, then ONLY spray it on a cloth rag to apply onto cast iron surfaces. NEVER spray it directly onto the cast iron. If you do, you will end up with a permanent “spray pattern” etched into the surface. Don t ask me how I proved this to myself…:-(

The best bet is Johnson s Paste Wax (JPW) named earlier. I actually use steel wool to apply JPW. That helps removing rust spots while applying protection. +10

- HorizontalMike


The rust removers are nasty. The old naval jelly is still the best but no matter what you use patterns are likely if material is applied directly on the metal.

-- Laziness drives creative thinking...

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TheDane

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#7 posted 04-01-2017 08:10 PM

I buy this at Woodcraft …

May seem a little pricey, but it lasts a long time and does a great job.
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/progold-lubricant-pg2000-16-ounce-pump-spray

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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